Helena JANS

I started circus at the age of 12 and joined “Ell circo d’ell Fuego” at 15. At the age of 18, I enrolled in the Acapa Circus School in Tilburg, Netherlands. There, I graduated in 2018 with a specialization in aerial straps.

Afterward, I worked at various venues and performed at the Young Stage Festival in 2019. Following that, I began touring with my act at GOP in Germany.

In my work, I also enjoy establishing a connection with the audience and focusing on what lies beyond the technical aspect of aerial straps. I am deeply committed to exploring personality expression.

Through my work with aerial straps, I advocate for a safe and healthy training method. This not only keeps the body free from injuries but also prepares for performance work.

Quentin SignoriQuentin SignoriCamille Judic

Graduated from ESAC (École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque de Bruxelles) in 2018, Camille continuously develops and expands her research, technique, and all forms of experimentation around and with Aerial Straps. Her work is in constant evolution. Passionate about exploring the countless possibilities of the body in motion and suspension, vocabulary is employed in service of corporality, theatricality, and artistic statements. Camille has developed a unique and singular approach, a signature of her aerial body states. Transcended, the straps are then envisioned as dance partners, playmates, allowing for expression, sensation, momentarily forgetting gravity. A force, a safety, a demand, and a very precious human dimension.

Aurélien OudotKim MarroAleix Lidon Baudila

Aleix, a monocyclist and porter, of Catalan origin, has spent 19 years on a unicycle. At the age of 14, he discovered the unicycle, and it changed his life. For 10 years, he competed at the European and world levels in unicycle trials, winning several titles.

With trials, he performed numerous sports exhibitions. At the same time, he practiced flatland and freestyle disciplines, combining them to enter the circus world in search of the artistic aspect. He trained at the Carampa School in Madrid, where he discovered acrobatic lifts and his company partners. Together, they trained at the regional circus arts center in Chambéry, Arc En Cirque.

Currently, he works with three original creation shows of the Non Sin Tri company where they mix monocycle lifts, tightrope walking, juggling, ground lifts, and monocycle with physical theater and magical universes.

He is one of the driving forces behind the PSM Collective (Porté Sur Monocycle), a show in creation. He is also a technician for the Circo in Rotta company.

He has been teaching freestyle, trial, artistic, and porter unicycle classes since 2012.

Antoine LinsaleMarie Seclet

Alongside her career as a circus artist, performer, actress, and author in various shows (Cirque Archaos, Cirque Boswell-Wilikie, Cirque Flic-Flac, and others), Marie Seclet has developed teaching experience since 1996. For 10 years, she worked as a full-time multidisciplinary teacher at the National Circus Arts Center in Châlons-en-Champagne (CNAC).

Marie has extensive expertise in aerial acrobatic techniques. She teaches aerial frame, swinging trapeze, flying rope, static trapeze, fabric, fixed trapeze, hoop, straps, Chinese pole, and other disciplines (acrobatics, trampoline, balances, specific and general physical preparation).

Her pedagogy is enriched by her own curiosity for contemporary forms of live performance, as demonstrated by her collaborations with various circus, theater, and street companies such as Cirque Pagnozoo, La Strada, Les Hommes Penchés… All of this enables her to master and transmit with precision the art of aerial vaulting and acrobatics.

Anna Ward

Originally from Vancouver, Anna Ward graduated from the National Circus School of Montreal in 2000. She toured internationally with her solo swinging trapeze act with several companies, including Cirque du Soleil (Saltimbanco and “O”), before joining Cirque Éloize for the show Rain, where she began practicing the Cyr wheel. Since 2012, she has been presenting various acts combining these two disciplines in various shows and cabarets.

Anna collaborates on numerous creative projects exploring new approaches to circus performance, both as an artist and a designer. She co-founded the multidisciplinary performance company Nord Nord Est with Benoit Landry, born from their first creation, Le Voyage d’hiver, in 2013.

Currently, her time is divided between her exploration of acrobatic expressiveness, her company’s projects, and her university studies in choreography.

Since 2022, she has been teaching aerial disciplines at ESAC (École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque) and at the Académie Fratellini.